GOP Lobbyist Drawing Up Legislation To Ban Gays From Playing In The NFL

According to, Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman is preparing legislation that would ban any gay athlete from joining the National Football League. Burkman told that he has already picked up political support for the bill.

Burkman told on Monday: “We are losing our decency as a nation. Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?”

Burkman said he came up with the legislation after college football star Michael Sam came out as gay a few weeks ago.

TheHill added:

“If the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it,” Burkman said.

Burkman serves as founder and president of his own lobbying firm, Burkman Associates. He has also worked as of counsel at law firm Holland & Knight. In the 1990s, he served as counsel to then-Rep. Rick Lazio (R-N.Y.).

Burkman’s firm, J M Burkman & Associates, signed 70 new clients last year, the most of any K Street firm, a recent review by The Hill found.

The four-lobbyist firm specializes in helping companies secure contracts with the federal government.

Here is Jack Burkman debating gay marriage on a Fox news affiliate:

[H/T: CBS Miami via The Hill]